We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
We look forward to sharing this exciting new phase with you.
Tamsin Creed, Publisher
Journalist and Pacific islands researcher Nic Maclellan argues that calls for Canberra to intervene in Nauru’s judicial crisis underplay Australia’s responsibility for the current mess.
The Rudd Solution on asylum seekers is a dramatic one: from now on, no one arriving by boat will ever be resettled in Australia. Will it work -- politically, or in stopping drownings?
We must be tough -- but this tough? Amnesty paints a depressing picture of Nauru to Crikey. A key lawyer at the Leveson inquiry tells us what has to change in the media. What to expect from next week's Doha climate talks (not much). And how Helen Garner cheated death.
The aftermath of a boat sinking in the early hours of Wednesday demonstrates why improving arrangements between Indonesia and Australia is urgent, writes Stuart Ranfurlie in Jakarta.
Australia is taking a substantial diplomatic shopping list to the Pacific Islands Forum, as the region is briefly catapulted into the limelight.
I have never understood the near hysteria of so many people in this country opposed to people who arrive by boat, writes Larry Schlesinger, a "privileged economic migrant" and journalist.
However much the debate over irregular boat arrivals has been refocused by the shocking loss of life at sea, it is plain that domestic politics continue to motivate the main players, write Mary Crock, Daniel Ghezelbash and Jane McAdam.